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Energy Institute builds clean energy partnerships in Singapore

Released on 25/10/2017

Two leading trade organisations in Singapore will this week agree to collaborate with the Energy Institute (EI) on the development of new skills and expertise in energy management and sustainable energy.

The two new Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), one with the Sustainable Energy Association Singapore (SEAS), the other with the Singapore Chemical Industries Council (SCIC), form part of the EI’s growing network of international partners.

The EI is the professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. With 20,000 members from 120 countries, it is a unique network with insight built over a century and spanning the world of energy, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative low carbon and energy efficient technologies. It gathers and shares essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us use energy more wisely, and the good practice that keeps energy safe and secure.

An MOU was today (24 October) signed with SEAS at the Asia Clean Energy Summit, part of Singapore International Energy Week. 

It is a precursor to SEAS and the EI working together to support the transition to a low carbon energy system.  This will be accomplished by providing mutual events, supporting networks of professionals and developing skills through training.  

EI President Malcolm Brinded, who is in Singapore to sign the MOU and chair a Clean Energy Leaders Dialogue session at the Summit, said:

“The clean energy sector is an increasingly important area for Singapore given its credible ambition to be a centre of excellence on smart cities, building and industrial complexes. 

“Singapore has its sights set on smart grids and renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic and, in common with other major economies, energy efficiency. 

“The EI is excited to be playing a part in helping Singapore’s clean energy sector grow.”

A separate MOU with SCIC will be signed tomorrow (25 October).

The SCIC MOU is a first step to the EI and SCIC working together to deliver energy management training, knowledge and certification to the chemical industry in Singapore. A large amount of SCIC’s output also relates to process safety, so there are other broad areas of mutual interest which will be explored for mutual benefit.

Speaking in advance of signing the MOU in Singapore, EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham said:

“The petrochemicals industry is a significant part of the Singaporean economy, and one that will need to adapt to the introduction of carbon taxes here from 2019.

“This is the beginning of a process of co-operation between the EI and the SCIC, with the aim of helping the sector bring down its carbon footprint.  

“It will also lead to enduring partnerships between the EI and other parts of the Singaporean economy.”

 

Notes for editors

1.The EI is the professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. With 20,000 members from 120 countries, it’s a unique network with insight built over a century and spanning the world of energy, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative low carbon and energy efficient technologies. It gathers and share essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us use energy more wisely, and the good practice that keeps energy safe and secure. More information is available at www.energyinst.org 

 2.SEAS is a non-government and non-profit trade association that represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and financial institutions to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. More information is available at www.seas.org.sg 

3.SCIC is the trade association representing the Singapore chemical industry in the private sector. It plays a proactive role in representing the interests of the local chemical industry and promotes it as a major economic pillar of Singapore. More information is available at www.scic.sg 

 4.For any media enquiries please contact, Nick Turton, External Affairs Director, on +44 (0) 7776135296 or nturton@energyinst.org 

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